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"you will absolutely accept the result of this election? now on today in iowa... a surprise answer coming during one big question during the presidential debate. plus... as the political discussion centers around vote rigging -- iowa auditors work to prove the state's results will be accurate. and a woman goes to the hospital with stomach pain and shortly she had no idea she was pregnant! here's a live look at our good morning it's 6 a-m -- today is . good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher.
here now with your storm track seven forecast. temperatures are cooling into the upper 30s to mid 40s this morning with north winds still 5 to 15 mph... they will stay fairly gusty today... mainly around 15 mph and gusting to 20 or 25 mph at times. we have a mix of clouds and clear skies this morning with even some rain showing up in southwestern iowa., but we will be mainly sunny today... and stay cool. highs in the 50s with those gusty northerly winds. we drop toward the have frost by morning. i'll have more on that in a few minutes. decision 2016 -- if hillary clinton wins the election, donald trump may not aceept the results. trump refusing to say whether he'll concede if he loses.
night's third -- and final -- presidential debate. "you will absolutely accept the result o tfhis election? i'm not looking at anything now, i'll look at it at the time." "he is denigrating, he's talking down our democracy and i for one am appalled ." this all coming as he continues to say he believes the election could be rigged. trump's claims are leading several voters in the area to question county auditors. kwwl's macleo ballots are counted here in eastern iowa. linn county auditor joel miller spends the day explaining the security of the ballot-counting process. most important -- he explains to skeptical voters -- like annora mcdougall -- how her vote counts. "with everything that's been going on with the dnc and all happen to my absentee ballot." miller says he's received more questions from people like mcdougal -- the election might be rigged -- following donald trump's implications. "to have somebody just come out without any facts or substance, to declare voter fraud is rampant is just
that, but you wouldn't want that on camera right now." "he's given me a lot to think about. it sounds melow and stuff." "right now, all ballot-counting machines are being tested to make sure they work properly. after election night, all ballots will be sealed away upstairs for nearly two years in case they need to be recounted." "i'm going to be doing a lot of that there are not going to be people from both parties standing over there mpu the linn county audtior says -- if a convicted felon votes -- not only is their vote thrown out -- they're also
a former presidential candidate is headed to court. new jersey governor chris christie will be in court next month for a misconduct complaint over the so-called "bridgegate" scandal. a judge says there's enough evidence for a case to move forward against christie. this is linked to a bridge being shut down three years ago -- possibly in retaliation for a mayor not supporting christie. a spokesman for christie said the governor plans to appeal. a kwwl follow-up. the most traumatic thing ever. a mother describing her a pickup truck. leighton pullin, of waterloo, suffering a fractured skull, brain swelling, broken wrist, broken leg, and more. his mother told police he likely did not look both ways before crossing the street to get to a friend's house. the seven-year- old needed emergency surgery which included putting a bolt in his brain to i go back there and i try to
condition. the driver is not facing charges after sticking around to help following the accident. three years in prison for a dubuque man after he pleads guilty to federal gun charges. demarcus timmons was not supposed to have any weapons after being convicted of domestic assault. he was arrested after shots were officers found a backpack near the scene with a handgun inside, which belonged to timmons. due to publicity -- an iowa relationship with a student -- wants her trial moved out of linn county. it's unclear when the court will rule on mary beth haglin's request. she plead not guilty to a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee. authorities say she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy who went to washington high school. her trial is set to begin november 14th. n-b-a star derrick rose and two friends have been cleared in a lawsuit. they were accused of sexually assaulting his ex-
the debate centered around whether she gave consent. her lawyer claimed she was too drunk to give consent. this is "the media reporting on this case was biased against the black men. blatantly obvious. no. all the reporting was biased. we're just very relieved hispanic who exonerated 3 black men. it was fantastic, the system worked." may appeal. while celebrating a new baby -- a father is arrested. hospital staff suspected he and the baby's mom might be on drugs. police say you could smell the marijuana as soon as you went onto the floor where the parents were. police found drugs and cash on the man at the time... needles." the baby's mom hasn't been charged at this point.
in the care of child protective services. a brush fire threatens homes. winds, heat and low humidity are fueling the flames -- a red flag warning is now in effect for parts of los angeles. crews working quickly to fight the fire. the high winds expected to last through today. continuing coverage -- samsung is facing a possible class action suit over its recalled galaxy note 7. some costumers claim the company charged them monthly for phones they could not use. sales of the fire- prone note 7 smartphone -- less than two comment on the pending litigation. hundreds of drinking fountains are shut off because of high levels of lead. lead levels higher than the epa's standard for drinking water were found in more than 4-hundred water foundtains in chicago. the parks department says the fountains will be removed, replaced or repaired as needed. they haven't been able to figure
a bald eagle is hit by a jeep on a busy highway. and a state trooper comes to the rescue. dash cam video shows the florida trooper driving toward the eagle, which you can see sitting on the shoulder. he then got out of his cruiser, picked up the bird and put it in control. "he received several puncture wounds to his arm, those talons i'm sure are prtety sharp. but he repositioned, bear hugged the the car." the trooper has no regrets -- and the bird -- amazingly has no broken bones and experts believe it will likely fly free again. officers rush a woman to the hospital after she goes into labor while on a fishing boat. the n-y-p-d launched two helicopters to the boat, and an e-m-t was lowered onto the boat to help until a harbor boat could reach the
due to a bad stomach ache -- a woman asks her sister to take her to the emergency room. she learns -- she was in labor. she didn't even know she was typical body changes women experience during pregnancy. "even his father was talking to believe it?) i still can't." while she's looking forward to building a home with her new looking forward to builn sorry she didn't get to enjoy being pregnant. its coming up on today in iowa -- paying for checked bags -- if you're bags are late -- you may be able to get that money back. plus -- a number of bosses are catching their employees lying -- by simply checking social heroes. a veterans group trying to raise money -- has to keep a close eye on their items. "you're watching kwwl,
and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa." "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." i'm chuck grassley, and i approve this message. my dad raised thirteen children, was married
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weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will be mainly dry for the next few days, but may be shaking a bit today with some gusty winds. it will also be cooler for the next couple of days before warming again for the weekend. temperatures have cooled into the upper 30s to mid 40s.... and much cooler to the northwest. north winds
area and will likely stay around 15 mph much of the day, gusting even higher. the cold front is stalling out as it runs up against the system to the east... but we stay on the cool side. high pressure will allow the winds to die down tonight and frost to form friday morning. and we will stay cool... highs in the 40s, 50s and 60s over the region today with a few degrees higher for tomorrow. we will end up mainly sunny, but gusty and cool today with highs in the 50s and gus mph at times. winds will die down tonight, and with mainly clear skies, we will have frost forming as temps drop into the low to mid 30s by morning. highs will be in the mid to upper 50s for friday with mainly sunny skies and winds turning to the west. we warm into the 60s for the weekend and into next week with lows mainly in the 40s. we will be mainly dry until tuesday and wednesday before the next system tracks in and brings us showers and
the obama administration announces new regulations for airline carriers. topping the list is a requirement for airlines to refund baggage fees if the bags become quote "substantially delayed." airlines now also requried to make charges for seat assignments, boarding preferences and luggage clear to customers. apple may be ready to unveil its new generation of computers. the tech giant announ october 27th. the invitation simply says "hello again". that may be a nod to the mac's launch in 19-84, when the computer introduced itself with "hello, i'm macintosh". among those rumors -- the unveiling of lighter and faster macbook pro laptop, complete with a touch screen feature. you'd think this would be obvious no-no but apparently not.
then post about their real plans online. a new survey finds more than a third of employers have caught an employee lying about being sick by checking social media. of those... 27 percent have actually fired the employee. following flooding -- some iowans are looking for places to dump their stuff. now, iowa veterans are finding a way to turn the need you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in calmar, jesup, coggon and all of eastern iowa
and i know it was early detection that made a difference. it's not a political issue. it's about caring about all of our people here in this country. i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. stories we're covering this morning. today the iowa board of regents will get an update on the search for a new president at u-n-i. the board is also expected to
the first topic to come up in the only televised debate between the two iowans running for u-s senate... the supreme court. senator chuck grassley sticking by his stance of waiting for a confirmation hearing on a justice -- challenger patty judge criticizing his choice. and the big sticking point in last night's presidential debate -- will donald trump accept the outcome of next month's election if hillary clinton wins. he dodged the question twice last night -- a live look at vegas now, where that debate was held. while manya are stealing... a scrap metal drive in waterloo has been getting a lot of still cleaning up after the 2016 floods. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... you can tell us more about the scrap metal drive. the v-f-w needs money to stay open through the winter season... they started a scrap metal drive earlier this month as a fundraiser... not realizing how succesful it would
good." for some... the waterloo veterans of foreign wars.. is family... "it might be my second home if you know what i mean." "so i'm really proud this is my second home." " there's a lot of good people that come down here." but they need help... "we need roughly 4 thousand dollars to stay open this whole winter." (nat) f-w..... they started a scarp metal drive the beginning of this month.... (nat) all to raise money for the vets... (nat) the drive was supposed to last just a week.... but then.... "we started out with one dumpster.. filled that up in less than a week.. had a big trailer again. filled that up and now we're on the third one." standup: "many people are donating to the scrap metal drive after their belongings were
dryers.. treadmills..." "so much gratitude for the outpouring from the public to be there for us when we need them the most." while many are giving.... some are taking... "the bartendars and myself have actually caught people climbing in the trailers... trying to steal things out because of all the attention they're extending the drive until friday october 28. all the metal goes to a-line n we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. if you don't have anything to give to the drive.. but would still like to donate.... you can go to any veridian and say you want to give to the v-f-w benefit account.
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iowa -- 20 days from now we should know who will be the next president of the united states. except one candidate may refuse to concede. plus -- new this morning -- some iowa firefighers are being sent to another country. and making sure every ki iowa families getting some help in a story that's new this good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast.
and gusting to 20 or 25 mph at in southwestern iowa., but we will be mainly sunny today... and stay cool. highs in the 50s have frost by morning. i'll have more on that in a few minutes. gusty today... mainly around 15 mph and gusting to 20 or 25 mph at times. we have a mix of clouds and clear skies this morning with even some rain showing gusty northerly winds. we drop minutes. decision 2016: one surprise leads to -- possibly -- another one down the line. in last night's debate, donald trump stunned some people -- by refusing to say if he'd accept the results of the election -- if he lost. tracie potts is in las vegas with a look back and a look ahead this morning. trump - who's repeatedly called this election "rigged" --
keep you in suspense." "that's horrifying." "are you serious? you think that if someone commits fraud they should accept the results regardless? c'mon!" his team...hinting it could be a long, drawn-out fight: "you remember al gore in 2000?" "if the vote is fair i'm confident we'll accept it." substantive debate yet on issues like guns, and abortion - overturning roe vs wade: "that'll happen if i put pro-life judges on the court." "i do not think the us government should be stepping in." there were moments of confusion and contention. on russia's president: "he'd rather have a puppet as president of the united states." "no puppet. no puppet. you're the puppet." besides debt - the economy...
immigration... they hit sensitive subjects - leaked emails: "the russian government has engaged in espionage against americans." and sexual assault allegations: "i didn't do anything." "i think they either offensive against isis... is political: "the only reason they're doing it is because she's running for president. they wanna look tough." clinton brought up trump's still unreleased taxes returns "we have undocumented immigrants in america paying ore federal income tax than a billionaire." final arguments... with less than three weeks left to win voters. obamas are back in battleground states - and trump and clinton meet up again tonight. both are speaking i'm tracie potts - back to you. if you want a fact check from last night's debate, we've got you covered. go to our kwwl facebook page. you'll see claims from both candidates investigated... things like clinton saying she wouldn't add a penny to the national debt
obama care would go up more than 100-percent next year. in the u-s senate race, the challenger meets the long-time incumbent in their only televised debate. kwwl aired the debate last night between iowa senator chuck grassley and patty judge from sioux city. they talked about a number of issues including one that's become a big topic in this race because of senator grassley's position on the senate judiciary committee. that committee refuses to hold a hearing on president obama's supreme court nominee... "i will not change my position "well i believe that we now have the longest time in this country between a nomination and a hearing. it's unprecedented, and i belive it's hampering the court."
has spent too much time in washington. grassley touted his long record of work in the senate, and his annual 99 county tour in iowa. election day is just 19 days away. a plea hearing is delayed for an iowa man charged in a school bus crash. monte klink is facing multiple charges including operating while intoxicated. the crash happened last october in delaware county. court documents say he failed to yield -- hitting the bus. several students were seriously inj. for november 7th. demonstrations are set two years after a deadly police shooting in chicago. laquan mcdonald was shot 16 times by an officer as he walked in the street with a knife. the officer who shot him has expected to demonstrate tonight. paint is the only way an arist knew how to help ease the pain. a man from orlando is creating a memorial in honor of those killed in a nightclub shooting this year. 49 to is help...you know and with a
things, to see it. the beauty and the love that everyone has for everybody." he plans to finish the mural by the end of the week. students in iowa pledge to never bring a gun to school -- or use a gun to settle a disagreement, it's part of a campaign the principal of washington high school in cedar rapids hopes starts a conversation -- that wn changed their lives -- some have "one of my close friends he played basketball and he went here but like he got shot turned out he accidentally shot him or whatever." students are being asked to start signing the pledge today. the school has 14-hundred students -- and the principal says, in an ideal world, they'll get 14-hundred
job. it happened in northern california near the oregon border. the deputy responding to a report of an active shooter when he got shot. california highway patrol says the suspect is now in custody. an inmate kidnaps a deputy. it happened in florida. the inmate is now back in custody and the happened... "we believe that he overpowered him in some way. we believe there is a possibility detectives on the way to interview him now." investigators say the inmate locked four other inmates into a room then stole a work truck. the inmates broke out of the locked room and told someone what happened. police are trying to heat up a decades-old cold case murder of a newborn girl. the n-y-p-d released this new sketch of the infant who was found dead in november 1993. she was found inside a trash bag with a dish towel tied around her neck.
to contact the police department or call the crime stoppers hotline. today, we could learn more about the search for a new uni president. the board of regents is meeting in cedar falls. the co-chair of the search committee will give an update to the board. uni is looking for a new leader after former president bill ruud left cedar falls for a new job in ohio. yesterday was the deadline for applications to receive the best consideration. we asked the board how many people have applied. a spokesperson says he believes after the new president is hired. today, regents are also expected to approve nearly 90-million dollars worth of renovations to kinnick stadium. according to our coverage partners at the iowa city press citizen, a committee approved the renovations yesterday. if approved by the full board, the stadium will lose about 15-hundred seats in north end zone to make the stands more comfortable for fans -- by adding wider aisles and benches. a kwwl follow-up now. hostess sparks a wall street rally
hostess-- which declared bankruptcy four years ago -- recently sold a majority stake to another private company. gores holdings agreed to buy hostess in july from two other private equity firms -- and its value has grown about 20- percent since! once the deal closes, gores holdings will change its name to hostess brands. so even though many feared they'd never see another ho-ho or ding-dong after bankruptcy -- ...the company --and its new stock-- could turn out to be as indestructible as that twinkie. while construction may be a common sight, a new report iowa falling behind in highway conditions. the report compares spending and performance data from highway agencies. they use that to create cost- effectiveness rankings. between 20-11 and 20-13 iowa dropped almost thirty spots. the latest data ranks it 40th. the report puts the cause as a decrease in per-mile spending .. while families of more than a dozen iowa firefighters said goodbye... as they head to a new firehouse.
to europe. senator joni ernst joined the families in sending the troops off. while they have had time to prepare for the day...saying goodbye was still a difficult thing to do. so many different emotions .. sad, happy fear definitely. "now that it draws closer its hard to make the best of it but were going to." month...and expect a baby boy in march. he is already working with commanders to try to be home on leave for the birth. parents at an iowa elementary school are given a big helping hand a motel owner in burlington thinks having a negative balance on a school lunch account is unacceptable. so he paid off all the late fees at his alma mater. "my mortgage is paid off, i have a little in the bank. i'm
he said he just wants to make sure no one has to worry about lunch money. its coming up -- how one iowa veterans group is turning a need in the community -- into a fundraiser. a live report on plus -- an iowa football team -- forced to end the season early. the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is up next. and meteorologist eileen loan. this is today in iowa."
weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will be mainly dry for the next few days, but may be shaking a bit today with some gusty winds. it will also be cooler for the next couple of days before warming again for the weekend. temperatures have cooled into the upper 30s to mid 40s.... and much cooler to the northwest. norths area and will likely stay around 15 mph much of the day, gusting even higher. the cold front is stalling out as it runs up against the system to the east... but we stay on the cool side. high pressure will allow the winds to die down tonight and frost to form friday morning. and we will stay cool... highs in the 40s, 50s and 60s over the region today with a few degrees higher for tomorrow. we will end up mainly sunny, but gusty and
mph at times. winds will die down tonight, and with mainly clear skies, we will have frost forming as temps drop into the low to mid 30s by morning. highs will be in the mid to upper 50s for friday with mainly sunny skies and winds turning to the west. we warm into the 60s for the weekend and into next week with lows mainly in the 40s. we will be mainly dry until tuesday and wednesday before the next system tracks in and brings us showers and
to open -- tomorrow. october snow in colorado. the snow was a bit in the mountains. but since then colder temperatures have moved in and snow started falling. its still to come -- new help available for iowans still trying to recover from flooding. plus -- no matter what, the n-l-c-s is heading back to wrigley field -- a live look now. highlights from last night's
it's troubling. congressman blum actually co-sponsored a bill that could make it legal for a woman to be fired just for being pregnant. and blum tried to defund planned parenthood, even though women depend on it for critical care, like cancer screenings. i was diagnosed with breast cancer, that made a difference. it's not a political issue. it's about caring about all of our people here in this country.
here's a look at some of the big stories we're covering this morning. today the iowa board of regents will get an update on the search for a new president at u-n-i. the board is also expected to stadium. the first topic to come up in the only televised debate between the two iowans running for u-s senate... the supreme court. senator chuck grassley sticking by his stance of waiting for a confirmation hearing on a justice -- challenger patty judge criticizing his choice. and the big sticking point in last night's presidential deba outcome of next month's election if hillary clinton wins. he dodged the question twice last night -- a live look at vegas now, where that debate was held. help may not be coming from the federal government -- but there is help available to eastern iowans affected by recent flooding. governor branstad announcing the u-s small business administration will be offering help in nine counties -- black hawk, bremer, butler, cerro gordo, chickasaw,
by flooding can borrow money to help with repairs. giving back after a loss... after the 2016 floods.... many people are finding a way to help kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... you can tell us more about a scrap metal drive going on... behind me is a "dumpster" or trailer that's been sitting next to the waterloo veterans of foreign wars post for almost a month now. the organization started a scrap metal drive... thinking it would only last a week... filled in just a few days. so they decided to extend the drive from a week... to a month. so many people are donating becuase they are getting rid of "refrigerators... washers... dryers.. .treadmills." "so much gratitude and thanksfullness from the outpouring from the public to be there for us when we need them the most." the v-f-w says the drive also
drop off materials for free. they're giving all the scrap metal to a-line iron and metals... where it will be recycled. a-line will then give the v-f-w money for everything collected from the drive. this comes at a crucial time... the v-f-w says they are trying to raise 4 thousand dollars... otherwise they will not be able to stay open during we've got you covered live in while many people are giving to the scrap metal drive... some are taking. v-f-w says they've had to call police a few times. they've caught some people trying to climb in the dumpster and steal some of the metal appliances.. the football season ends early for waterloo east. the school was set to play cedar -- because of injuries. "they have a good spirit for the
it is what it is. our kids enjoy the game, but we come to the reality of it." this isn't a new problem --- the east football team has struggled to have enough depth for years. however -- the coach believes their numbers will grow in the next couple of years. series. cleveland shut out toronto their series. the indians will play in the fall classic for the first time since 1997. so many people talk about the cubs championship drought... but cleveland has also gone a very long time without winning it all. their last title in 1948. they'll host game one on tuesday. we're still waiting to learn who they'll play. after going more than two games without scoring a run --- some cubs fans were worried their team was
even their series against the dodgers. good defense early for the cubs -- and finally -- the offense breaks through. they win 10-2. the series is now tied at two games apiece. game five is tonight in l-a. its with the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan next....but first...here's what's ahead on the today show good morning. coming up on today.. complete coverage of the final debate between donald trump and hillary clinton. trump making headlines for refusing to say he'll honor the results of the election. this morning, we'll talk about
good morning. defiant. donald trump grabs all the headlines with one provocative statement, saying at the final debate he's not sure he'll accept the result of the november votes. >> i will tell you at the time. i'll keep you in suspense. >> hillary clinton seizes the >> that's horrifying. >> and trump's running mate, mike pence, scrambles to clarify in an interview with nbc news. >> if the vote is fair, i'm confident that we will accept it. >> as republicans and democrats slam trump for rejecting a cherished principle of american democracy, what will voters say "today," thursday, november 20, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer